Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chicken Parmesan- One for tonight & One for the Freezer

If I can cook once and eat twice or even three times I am a happy girl.  This is one of the first recipes that I started freezing. (Don't worry I will be sharing more!)  And many years later I am still making it.  It's awesome to have a meal that tastes so good in only the amount of time it takes to cook the spaghetti.  

  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Shredded Parmesan
  • Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Garlic Powder
  • Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Olive Oil
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Spaghetti
I am sorry, I forgot to measure while I was making this.  The amount of each varies depending on the amount of chicken you are making.  

Combine bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.
Cut large chicken breasts in half.  Place in between sheets of wax paper and pound them to about 1/2 inch thick.
Beat a couple of eggs (you can add a splash of milk if you would like).  Dip chicken in egg.

Dredge chicken in bread crumb mixture until completely covered
Heat olive oil in skillet.  Lightly fry chicken on each side.  It doesn't have to be cooked all the way through because it will finish cooking in the oven.  
When the chicken is done place the portions you are going to eat tonight in a baking dish and the others on a plate to cool.
After the pieces for the freezer are cool place them in a freezer bag, label, and place in freezer.  
Back to the portion for tonight...Preheat oven to 350.  To finish cooking bake chicken for about 10-15 minutes.  Take chicken out of oven and sprinkle a little grated Parmesan on each piece of chicken, put a small layer of sauce, then a little bit of shredded Mozzarella and shredded Parmesan.  Place chicken in oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Serve over spaghetti with your favorite marinara sauce.

 When you are ready to eat the portion from the freezer, simply thaw chicken in refrigerator and follow the directions above.

This recipe was featured on our Appetizing April Menu. Check out the entire April menu for a variety of dinner ideas!